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Illinois Law Prohibits Discretionary Clauses in Insurance Contracts

May. 25, 2018
whether a health insurance claim or a disability insurance claim — then you may find that the insurer justifies their denial on the basis of a discretionary clause written into...
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Disability Claimants Must Make Reasonable Attempts to Recover

May. 11, 2018
bility claims denied if they fail to exercise reasonable efforts in recovering from their disability (and otherwise mitigating their losses).  As a general rule, policyholders must uphold their end of...
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Attorneys Fees Awarded to Defendant in ERISA Disability Benefit Claim

May. 3, 2018
efendants for having to defend themselves in ERISA disability benefit claims. Recently though, the Court, in James W. Hackney v. Allmed Healthcare Management, Inc., No. 3:15-CV-00075-GFVT, 2018 WL 1981902 (E.D....
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Seventh Circuit: ALJ Impermissibly “Played Doctor” In Denying Fibromyalgia Disability Claim

April. 26, 2018
rcuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion vacating the denial of a Supplemental Security Income disability claim brought by 47-year-old Rebecca Ann Akin, who suffered from fibromyalgia, back and neck...
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Jennifer Danish

Jennifer Danish Appointed to ABA TIPS Health And Disability Insurance Law Committee

April. 25, 2018
on 2018-2019 Chair, appointed Jennifer Danish to serve as a Immediate Past Chair of the Health and Disability Insurance Law General Committee for 2018-2019 on April 25, 2018. Jennifer has served...
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Jennifer Danish

Jennifer Danish Appointed to ISBA Standing Committee on Law Office Management & Economics

April. 24, 2018
to serve as a Member of the ISBA Standing Committee on Law Office Management & Economics for 2018-2019 on April 24, 2018. Jennifer has accepted the appointment and is honored...
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Jennifer Danish

Jennifer Danish Appointed to ISBA Standing Committee on Disability Law

April. 24, 2018
to serve as a Member of the ISBA Standing Committee on Disability Law for 2018-2019 on April 24, 2018. Jennifer has accepted the appointment and is honored to serve in the...
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David A. Bryant

David Bryant Appointed to ISBA Insurance Law Section

April. 24, 2018
 to serve as a Member of the ISBA Insurance Law Section Council for 2018-2019 on April 24, 2018. David has accepted the appointment and is honored to serve in the coming...
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Insurers Must Act in Good Faith When Handling Claims

April. 23, 2018
e business — whether in the health insurance, property insurance, business liability insurance, or disability insurance contexts — is to sign on policyholders while limiting the payout amount in a...
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How Are Long-Term Disability Benefits Affected By Supplemental Income?

April. 16, 2018
d yourself in a particularly vulnerable position.  Despite the fact that you have been rendered disabled, your insurer may delay, undervalue, or deny your legitimate claim for long term disability...
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5 Issues to Watch Out for in Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Plans

April. 9, 2018
udes any potential vulnerabilities, that’s okay — you are not without options.  Illinois law requires that ambiguous provisions be interpreted in favor of the policyholder, so any particularly confusing or...
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